Hosted Exchange verses onsite Exchange server??

There are good arguments for using Exchange in the cloud or onsite on your own server. The functionality is the same and connectivity is a consideration in both configurations but in our opinion the hosted version wins it overall.

This is for one main reason, the “load” on your server is moved to the cloud, leaving your server to perform the functions you need it to. File and print, login security and database applications are given the full resources of your server and the ever CPU,RAM and disk hungry Exchange is somebody else’s problem.

If this sounds like a good idea to you, get in touch with SWDirect Ltd and we can help you retire your onsite Exchange and move your email function seamlessly to the cloud.


SWDirect Ltd achieves Gold Partner Status with WatchGuard

We are pleased to announce that SWDirect Ltd has reached the status of Gold partner with WatchGuard.

This opens up many avenues for us and shows that we have the expertise and qualifications to help you setup

and maintain your WatchGuard firewall.

WatchGuard Gold Partner

WatchGuard One Gold Partners have proven expertise and product certification in the entire range of WatchGuard unified threat management solutions. Since 1996, WatchGuard has been building award-winning unified threat management (UTM) solutions that combine firewall, VPN and security services to protect networks and the businesses they power.

“ Seattle-based WatchGuard has deployed nearly a million of its integrated, multi-function threat management appliances worldwide, to businesses that range from SMEs to large distributed enterprises. Recognizing an unmet need for a security solution that addresses the rapidly evolving threat landscape, WatchGuard architected its high-throughput, highly scalable, and flexible Fireware® operating system to form the backbone of its products. This platform yields dramatically higher performance at a much lower cost than competitors in environments where multiple security engines are enabled. ”

WatchGuard’s modular architecture, based on its Fireware operating system, runs full versions of the industry’s leading third-party scanning engines. This offers best-in-class security at every price point, and with maximum flexibility to meet the changing threat landscape.

Build a Powerful Partnership

The WatchGuardONE Technology Partner Program offers three levels of partnership (Silver, Gold, and Platinum) to provide flexibility based on Partner commitment as well as two levels of integration classifications (Documented and Certified) to validate solution compatibility with WatchGuard products. Please see page 7 for more information regarding integration requirements.

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